Skills and Competency Framework, Supporting the development and adoption of the Information Management Framework (IMF) and the National Digital Twin, published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) in 2021, suggests that an NDT (National Digital Twin) Architect: ‘Plans and designing how data across organisations, relate to each other in a way promotes interoperability and facilitates a systems-of systems approach. They collaborate with organisations and data governance specialists to ensure individuals, government and organisations have the right access to information, in the right place, at the right time.’
NB The term ‘architect’ is protected by the Architects Act 1997 which established the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Only qualified individuals that are registered with the ARB can offer their services as architects. Section 20 of the Architects Act states that 'A person shall not practise or carry on business under any name style or title containing the word “architect” unless he is a person registered under this Act'.